May 282021
 

Happy Memorial Day weekend everybody!

There is so so so much good music happening all over the country this weekend, to celebrate the return of our beloved industry. ALL WEEKEND I have things happening on the website here from many groups of people. I invite you to enjoy all of this fine music with me here on Memorial Day Weekend.

One of the festivals that I ardently watch is DelFest, which is also one of those festivals that was canceled in 2021. MANY shows and small festivals ARE RETURNING SLOWLY, and I have included the information for house shows HERE. Additionally, I have a TON of information on festivals You can read here .

There are so many ways we can now support our favorite venues and festivals, by buying products, and attending small shows as safely as you deem fit. This show here is transpiring in leau of the traditional DelFest on Memorial Day Weekend.

This is one hell of a fantastic lineup folks, and I highly suggest you attend this event!  Now, below the quotes from their website, I have included the virtual festival videos from 2020.

Friends,The thought of not playing on another Memorial Day Weekend was too hard to bear, so while we can’t gather for DelFest, we are glad to be doing a few shows in the region, and look forward to seeing many of our friends.

First up, we are hosting a three day event at B Chord Brewing. We are calling it DelFest “Lite” – same great taste, but less filling.  Marty and the crew at B Chord have shown over the past year they have what it takes to safely put on limited capacity shows in their huge outdoor space.  We will be playing Friday and Sunday nights, and Seldom Scene will be holding down Saturday night along with a bunch of great bluegrass bands there all three days.

On Saturday, we are going to hop on the bus and head up to Selinsgrove, PA for a show at the Susquehanna Events Center.  Then we will head right back to B Chord.  And at some point we are going to make a pit stop to see our friends in Cumberland. Stay tuned for more info on that next week.

Read on below for all the details. Tickets go on sale this Friday, so make your plans now to spend Memorial Day Weekend with us at one of these events.

Stay safe,
Rob, Ronnie, and the rest of the gang

 

More Bands? DelYeah!

DelFest has added some incredible musicians to this year’s DelFest, including Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton, Cabinet, the Seldom Scene, Hawktail and Jacob Jolliff Band. DelFest returns to the beautiful Allegany Fairgrounds where it celebrates over 13 years of music along the Potomac River.

Unfortunately, the Infamous Stringdusters will be unable to perform this year, and tickets to their late night will be refunded automatically.  No further action is required by ticketholders. We will be announcing this year’s late nights soon, so keep an eye out or sign up for our email list HERE to get the latest DelFest updates.

Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale tomorrow April 22, 2021 at noon EST.

We look forward to sharing more bands with you soon!

For Immediate Release:
DelFest announces lineup for 14th annual festival
Sept. 23-26 in Cumberland, MD
Initial lineup announced today with more acts to be announced
Cumberland, MD – March 31, 2021 – Del Yeah! DelFest, the beloved genre-spanning festival brainchild of McCoury Music and High Sierra Music is pleased to announce the initial lineup for its 14th annual festival, once again taking place in beautiful Cumberland, Maryland, on Sept. 23-26.
This year, festival hosts The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys will be joined by Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Lil Smokies, Della Mae, Cris Jacobs Band, Hot Club of Cowtown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Broomestix, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Steve Poltz, Sister Sadie, Lonesome River Band, Ghost of Paul Revere, Dre Anders, Twisted Pine, Fireside Collective, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band, Birches Band, Haint Blue, Dirty Grass Players, and The 9th Street Band. As always, Joe Craven, will emcee for the weekend.
In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, and intimate appearances from the aforementioned artists. Delfest will, as usual, be immediately preceded by the 3-day DelFest Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys and other all-star players.
Located along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, and personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hours from Baltimore and D.C.) serves as the ideal location for DelFest. The fairgrounds are conveniently located near four major airports and can be easily reached by rail or road. The city of Cumberland, MD, is a welcoming host offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown, and great amenities that include biking, fishing, and kayaking, as well as a steam train engine and museum, and interesting dining options. Come for the music, and perhaps stay an extra day to explore the area offerings which are well suited for music fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The festival, which typically happens Memorial Day weekend, will make a one-time move to the fall in 2021 to ensure a COVID-safe gathering. Festival organizers are working with local and state health officials to ensure musicians, attendees, and staff are cared for, and will adhere to local, state, and federal safety mandates. COVID-specific protocols will be announced closer to the festival.
DelFest announces lineup additions for 13th annual festival, tickets on-sale now
Sept. 23-26 in Cumberland, MD
Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart feat. Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton, Cabinet, the Seldom Scene, Hawktail, and Jacob Jolliff Band join festival hosts The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys
Cumberland, MD – April 21, 2021 – DelFest, the beloved genre-spanning festival brainchild of McCoury Music and High Sierra Music is pleased to announce additional acts for its 13th annual festival, once again taking place in beautiful Cumberland, Maryland, on Sept. 23-26.
Announced today, festival hosts The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys, will be also joined by Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart feat. Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton, Cabinet, the Seldom Scene, Hawktail and Jacob Jolliff Band.
“We are so glad that many acts were able to move with us to this fall, and glad that more friends have agreed to join us. I feel like we’ve got a little something for everyone here, and the best news is, we aren’t quite finished yet,” says Ronnie McCoury of the lineup and fall festival. “I know one thing is for sure, this DelFest is going to mean more to me and my family than any of the previous ones. It’s going to be so special (and probably emotional) getting to play our second home again.”
Previously announced artists include Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sam Bush, The Lil Smokies, Della Mae, Cris Jacobs Band, Hot Club of Cowtown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Broomestix, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Steve Poltz, Sister Sadie, Lonesome River Band, Ghost of Paul Revere, Dre Anders, Twisted Pine, Fireside Collective, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band, Birches Bend, Haint Blue, Dirty Grass Players, and The 9th Street Band. As always, Joe Craven, will emcee for the weekend.
Tickets are, as of today at 12 PM EST, officially on-sale and music fans are encouraged to act fast. DelFest’s famed Late Night programming will be announced in the coming months.
In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, and intimate appearances from the aforementioned artists. Delfest will, as usual, be immediately preceded by the 3-day DelFest Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys and other all-star players.
Located along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, and personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hours from Baltimore and D.C.) serves as the ideal location for DelFest. The fairgrounds are conveniently located near four major airports and can be easily reached by rail or road. The city of Cumberland, MD, is a welcoming host offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown, and great amenities that include biking, fishing, and kayaking, as well as a steam train engine and museum, and interesting dining options. Come for the music, and perhaps stay an extra day to explore the area offerings which are well suited for music fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The festival, which typically happens Memorial Day weekend, will make a one-time move to the fall in 2021 to ensure a COVID-safe gathering. Festival organizers are working with local and state health officials to ensure musicians, attendees, and staff are cared for, and will adhere to local, state, and federal safety mandates. COVID-specific protocols will be announced closer to the festival.
For information including camping, parking, partners, and more, please visit delfest.com and follow DelFest on all social platforms. Can’t wait until September for Del-centered goodness? Refresh with and relive the magic of DelFest on the festival’s Youtube page. To apply for a media pass, click here.

Del Fest is one of the northeastern festivals that I have always made informational articles for each year. This festival community offered many online streaming concerts before they announced the actual festival dates for 2021.

Many festivals have announced a return this year, and this one is one of the more important ones to many. I will be reporting more on this festival, as well as tons more, with all the information you need to enjoy the festival.

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